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Dog Day Care Business Diploma
Dog Day Care Centres are becoming increasingly popular as more dog owners who are out at work during the day, realise that their dogs need exercise and stimulation in order to prevent boredom and behavioural problems. Some dog owners get their dogs walked by dog walkers during the day and increasingly dog owners are turning to Dog Day Care Centres to provide all day care for their dogs.
Running a Dog Day Care Business is a very rewarding career for anyone passionate about dogs and their welfare. Having relevant training is essential and this also provides re-assurance for customers. This 4 module Level 3 Diploma course covers all aspects of Setting up and running a successful Dog Day Care Business.
This course includes an optional 1 or 2 week placement, please contact us if you would prefer to do the course without the placement.
Setting up a Dog Day Care Business
This module explores all you need to know about setting up your own dog day care business. Learn how to create a business plan, find appropriate premises, the process of licensing and insurance, budgeting; start up costs, marketing and advertising.
Running a successful Dog Day Care Business
This module is all about what you need to run a successful Dog Day Care Business. Subjects include: Why open your own dog day care business, how to ensure appropriate pricing, equipment needed, layout and design, day to day operations, staffing, registration and hiring staff.
Dog Day Care Routines and Services
Learn how to assess which dogs are right for doggy day care, how to ensure the correct daily routines, play and exercise for each dog, gain an understanding canine behaviour.
This module includes information about additional services that may be offered by a Dog Day Care Business including: Grooming, transportation, obedience training, exercise, etc
Canine Health, Welfare and First Aid
Learn about daily health checks and how to recognise and minimise the risk and spread of disease/infections. This module also includes information about Canine First Aid and dealing with emergencies.
This course includes a 1 or 2 week (optional) practical at a busy Dog Day Care in Cambridgeshire, working as part of the team.
Cambridgeshire Canine Creche is a busy custom designed dog day care centre in March, Cambridgeshire. Every day is different and tailored towards the variety of dogs attending on that day. The centre provides kennel-free indoor and outdoor play time with other dogs. This includes games designed by the staff at Cambridgeshire Canine Creche. All of the friendly staff are completely dedicated to making sure the dogs at creche have a fun day in a safe and clean environment.
Cambridgeshire Canine Creche provides dogs with a safe and fun environment where they will be closely monitored and played with by staff while they also exercise and socialise with other dogs that are matched in temperament. The centre also runs puppy socialisation classes.
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Before you start your business, consider how much time you have to devote to it and how it will fit in with other commitments you may have. Even though this is your own business you will still requires time for dog care, marketing, speaking to customers and vital time spent planning and thinking about your business. You must plan in this time if your business is to succeed. Do you have any experience working with dogs? Since dogs have different temperaments, volunteering at a dog rescue can help you learn how to care for dogs or do a course to provide you with a qualification that you can show to your customers. You will need enough space for dogs to relax, sleep and play. You could start small and run a doggy day care centre from home if you have a large enough house/garden or you can buy or rent commercial space from which to run your business. Think about what equipment you will need. Bowls for water, beds, toys, agility equipment, cleaning materials, leads etc. Contact your Local Authority to find out the cost and requirements of a license. Find out the cost of insurance including liability, property and accidental damage cover. Think about your opening times/days. Waste disposal – what are the requirements of your Local Authority in respect of dog waste? Potential cost of operating the facility such as utilities i.e. electric, water, heat etc. This Dog Day Care Course explores all these issues and more.